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David King, associate dean at the Quinnipiac University School of Law. July, 2009.

David King, Longtime Quinnipiac Law School Associate Dean, Dies

By Karen Ali |

Longtime Quinnipiac University law professor David King, who one faculty member said contributed more to the law school than anyone else, died recently after a battle with cancer.

The Mall at Short Hills

Judge Allows Insurer for Manager, Security Company to Settle Claims in Mall Carjacking Where Lawyer Died

By Michael Booth |

The insurance carrier representing the general manager and security company of The Mall at Short Hills can satisfy its obligations under their policies for $2 million, a Superior Court judge has ruled, in wrongful death lawsuit for the murder of lawyer Dustin Friedland in 2013.

Allstate Corp.

Allstate Pays $450,000 to Postal Worker Struck by Teen Driver

By ROBERT STORACE |

The money will cover the postal worker's pain and suffering, and reimburse lost wages covered by workers' compensation.

Salesman Accused of Using iPhone Feature to Delete Company's Confidential Data

By Samantha Joseph |

A salesman's alleged parting shot at his former employer included remotely wiping a company iPhone to delete years of contracts, confidential documents and customer information, according to a lawsuit alleging violations of the Federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.

Connecticut Supreme Court.

Court Upholds Guilty Verdict from Jury That Included Police Officer

By Robert Storace |

The Connecticut Supreme Court ruled there was no built-in bias just because the Southbury police officer reported to a trooper in a criminal case investigated by other troopers.

Nixed Criminal Charges Against Doctor May Thwart Civil Claims

By William Kaempffer |

Lawsuits filed by three patients who accused an Avon doctor of sexual assault are in possible jeopardy after a judge dismissed all 14 criminal charges.

Senior U.S. District Judge Warren Eginton

Judge Rules Federal Law Covers Teacher's Discrimination Claim as a Lesbian

By ROBERT STORACE |

U.S. District Judge Warren Eginton is the latest to weigh in on a murky area of federal anti-discrimination law, siding with those who say sexual orientation is implicitly covered by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

NY Health Officials Will Allow Chronic Pain Sufferers to Obtain Medical Marijuana

By Joel Stashenko |

The state's health commissioner said he will add chronic pain to the list of health conditions that are eligible for prescribed medical marijuana under New York's law that took effect in January 2016.

The Bushmaster AR-15 rifle Adam Lanza used in the December 2012 shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut. The shooting killed 20 children and six adults.

Conn. Supreme Court to Hear Sandy Hook Lawsuit Against Gun Makers

By ROBERT STORACE |

The state Supreme Court's decision means the appeal of a lower court's dismissal will bypass the Appellate Court.

Donald Trump

As Trump Tests Legal Boundaries, Small DOJ Unit Poised for Big Role

By BY ZOE TILLMAN, Law.com |

President-elect Donald Trump moved quickly in naming his picks for two key legal posts, selecting a conservative politician in Sen. Jeff Sessions to run the U.S. Department of Justice and a loyal adviser in Jones Day partner Donald McGahn II to serve as White House counsel.

Reaching for the Next Level in Corporate Dispute Resolution

By Peter Benner and John Lande |

ADR professionals working primarily as neutrals may be in an especially good position to advise businesses about developing PEDR systems as they normally would have fewer qualms about losing business.

Connecticut Appellate Court in Hartford.

Judges Block Denial of Attorney Fees Over Missed Deadline

By ROBERT STORACE |

The Connecticut Appellate Court ruled a lower court failed to use its discretion when determining whether to award attorney fees when a request was filed five days late.

Supreme Court Got It Right in Affirming Arbitration Award

The vexing problem of defining "public policy" in labor arbitration cases is becoming less vexing.

Connecticut’s Polish American Bar Association

Conn. Polish Bar Looks to Build Cultural Connections

By KAREN ALI |

Connecticut's Polish American Bar Association only recently got off the ground, but valuable networking connections have already been made between the lawyers, said organizing member Agnes Romanowska.

Margaret Ryan of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.

A Day in Court With Judge Margaret Ryan, Possible Scotus Nominee

By Tony Mauro, The National Law Journal |

Judge Margaret "Meg" Ryan of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces doesn't match the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's combative questioning and bluster during oral argument.

Thomas P. O’Connor, left, and Wyatt R. Jansen of Whitman Breed Abbott & Morgan

Enforcing the Unenforceable Forum Selection Clause in Your Construction Contract

By Wyatt R. Jansen and Thomas P. O'Connor |

This article addresses a particularly common form of legislative intervention in construction contracting: state statutes that invalidate the parties' negotiated forum selection clauses and require them to litigate in the state where the project is located.

Mark Dubois

Ethics CLE Is a Good Thing

I hear a lot of grousing about the new MCLE regime and the time and effort it's going to take to comply. The complainers get no comfort from me.